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Intensive Spanish + DELE exam preparation course

Get all the practice you need to take the highly prestigious and internationally recognised DELE exam, organised by the Instituto Cervantes.

About the course

Our DELE course consists of an intensive Spanish course (20 hours per week) plus 10 hours per week of private (1:1 or 2:1) DELE preparation.

The intensive course provides you with the opportunity to develop your overall level of competency and the DELE preparation course will provide you with the skills required to ensure a successful outcome in the exam.

About the DELE exam

DELEThe Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish equivalent of the British Council or the Goethe Institute, organizes Spanish language exams known as "Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (or DELE).

These are offered at six levels: A1 (Básico), A2 (Plataforma), B1 (Intermedio), B2 (Avanzado), C1 (Dominio operativo eficaz) and C2 (Maestría) which correspond with the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The exams include reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and oral expression components. All parts of the exam are taken on the same day.

Exam dates 2020

As IH Riviera Maya is an official DELE exam centre, you take the exam in our school.


  • Friday February 14
    Levels A2 Enrolment deadline, January 8
  • Friday April 17
    Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 Enrolment deadline, February 19
  • Friday May 15
    For schools, A1 and A2/B1 Enrolment deadline, March 18
  • Saturday May 16
    Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 Enrolment deadline, March 18
  • Friday July 10
    Levels A2, B1, B2, C1 Enrolment deadline, May 13
  • Friday September 11
    Level A2 Enrolment deadline, July 15
  • Friday October 2
    Levels A2, B1, B2 Enrolment deadline, August 5
  • Friday November 13
    For schools, A1, and A2/B1 Enrolment deadline, September 16
  • Saturday November 14
    Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 Enrolment deadline, September 16

Dates, prices and booking

Start dates

Any Monday throughout the year (except holidays)

Note that while you can take a DELE preparation course at any time of the year, the DELE exams themselves are only available on certain dates.


2 hours/day (10 hours/week)

Book your course

  • For one-to-one classes: $300/wk
  • For two students with the same level who want to study together: $175/wk/person

 Full enrolment information


Included | Registration, level test, certificates, programme of social and cultural activities, student card and access to all the school's facilities.

Note that there is no registration fee for our courses.

Not included | Coursebook (approx. 40 US$) or exam fees (see list)

Exam fees

  • A1: (Basic) $105 USD
  • A2: (Waystage) $110 USD
  • B1: (Intermediate) $130 USD
  • B2: (Advanced) $150 USD
  • C1: (Proficiency) $165 USD
  • C2: (Mastery) $180 USD

See also

Add to your course

Spanish courses in Playa del Carmen

Combine your intensive Spanish course with one of a range of add-ons to cater for your needs and interests and (why not?) to make Playa del Carmen a real fun holiday

Accommodation in Playa

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Pick your accommodation in Playa, from host familiies and and our student residence to apartments and hotels.

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We also have English courses, including Cambridge exam preparation, and courses for both English and Spanish teachers | See full course list

The VIVA Group

Spanish courses with the VIVA Group

We provide Spanish courses in Spain (Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Tarragona) and Latin America (Colombia and Mexico).

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